[Extended deadline - 7th May] Call for papers: ICA CCR Europe Research Conference

09 Feb 2021

Upon request and due to the extraordinary demands on researchers during this past year, the abstract submission date is extended and the acceptance and payment schedules are updated - see below.

The International Cooperative Alliance Committee on Cooperative Research (ICA CCR) EUROPE Research Conference will be held virtually on 7-9 July 2021.

All workshops, keynotes and roundtables, will be held online. Participants who will not be presenting papers will be able to join in for the conference.

The ICA CCR Europe 2021 Conference will deepen the understanding of the resilience of cooperatives facing crisis. Themed “Cooperatives in transitions facing crisis”, the Conference will explore and address specific issues intrinsically linked to the overarching theme of the World Cooperative Congress (1-3 December 2021) of "Deepening our cooperative identity".

Topics debated will include: How does the cooperative movement contribute to sustainable and solidarity societies? How do cooperatives anticipate and respond to new business opportunities and develop innovative solutions for a sustainable and solidarity future? How do we characterise the democratic work of cooperatives and their impact, from the point of view of organisations, territories, and emancipation? The Conference will explore how cooperatives address current global issues and challenges, such as improving sustainable development, reducing income and wealth inequality, enhancing gender equality and offering a future with decent work. The competitive advantage of cooperative democracy, business performance, market share, best governance and digital capabilities will also be explored.

The ICA CCR Europe 2021 Conference also offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Review of Social Economy or Recma (http://recma.org). Founded in 1921 by Charles Gide and Bernard Lavergne, Recma is today one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals dedicated to works on cooperation and social economy.

Ready to Participate? Submissions open for contributed abstracts and session panels.

Important dates:

Registration start: 3rd May 2021

Abstracts submission deadline: 7 May 2021

Notification of acceptance: 14 May 2021

Early bird registration deadline: 24 May 2021

Reception of long abstracts or papers: 18 June 2021

Conference: 7, 8 and 9 July 2021

Young scholars Event: 7 July 2021

More information is available here.